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Can't wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Can’t wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Read her interview in BOMB Magazine.
Spelman College Family Weekend: Tour the Museum

Spelman College Family Weekend: Tour the Museum

Friday, February 20, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Each year, Spelman College extends a warm welcome to the families of our students to experience all that Spelman has to offer. Join us for an interactive tour of Maren Hassinger...
Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A fun-filled exploration of Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming for participants of all ages that includes make-and-take workshops, interactive tours, giveaways from local cultural institutions, and more.
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, February 16 – April 27, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Look closely at works of art on view in Maren Hassinger  . . . Dreaming through the lens of balance, focus, and strength. Then connect these ideas with...
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"Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming"

“Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming”

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism....
"AFRICA Forecast" (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

“AFRICA Forecast” (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

AFRICA Forecast explores how African fashion design has changed, evolved, and been practiced in an international arena. Including garments, textiles, photographs, videos, interior treatments, and furniture, this original exhibition, which is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Erika Dalya...

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism. The Museum will organize and present the original exhibition Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming. Throughout her distinguished career Hassinger has received awards from prestigious foundations including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has recently been featured in several important nationally touring exhibitions including Now Dig This!: Art of Black Los Angeles 1960 –1980 (2011), Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists (2011), and Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art (2012). Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming will include installations made of newspapers, plastic bags, leaves, and other unconventional materials. This solo exhibition, curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director, and Anne Collins Smith, the Curator of Collections, is a timely examination of her life and work. It brings a substantial body of Hassinger’s work to the southeast for the first time. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue is made possible by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

This exhibition is made possible by

Wish Foundation and LUBO Fund

Maren Hassinger

“Wrenching News,” 2010.
Shredded, twisted, and wrapped newspapers (New York Times).
Wall: 7′ x 7′ x 1′. Floor: 6′ x 6′ x 1′.
Courtesy the artist.